Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Tonga Tsunami Disaster
All returning to school and work
All suffering/recovering from COVID
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Food Co-op Invitation to attend 22/1
Members and other interested BUC folk are invited to attend our January Distribution Day on Saturday 22nd January.  Please come between 10.30 am and 11.15 am.  We meet in the Olive Way meeting room at BUC. Bring your empty containers to fill with dry food pantry products and liquid cleaning products. Bulk prices. Save the earth one plastic bag at a time! Enquiries Helen Rowe SMS only 0423 009 813

Worship, Epiphany 3
As Ian and Dave conclude their leave we welcome Rev. (Deac) Fiona Bottcher as our preacher on Sunday 23rd January.

Change the Heart service
You are invited by Senior Aboriginal Christian Leader, Aunty Jean Phillips, to gather together to pray in unison on the evening before January 26….  We will be gathering together in our own homes to watch Common Grace’s 10th Anniversary Change the Heart service on Tuesday 25th January at 7:30pm.  Watch this video from NITV (National Indigenous Television).
Then please join in for a zoom catch-up.  This will be immediately following the service and will be an opportunity to stay engaged with the service; to reflect and share comments.  Join Zoom Meeting, Meeting ID: 971 9633 8373, Passcode: 651709

Olive Way Reopens
The Olive Way will reopen for 2022 on Tuesday 25th January from 10am to 1pm and then Tuesdays & Wednesdays from 1st February
If you are interested in volunteering please send Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor, an email –

House cleaning
Bronte Potter would love to hear from anyone looking for a house cleaner.  She has cleaned houses for quite a few BUC people, please ask her for reference checks and/or to request more information, ‭0431 229 572‬.

February & March roster
The rosters for worship in February & March are being prepared with a draft to be available next weekend.  Please email your available to Saide, as soon as you can.  If you are interested in being involved in the work of worship in this week please give Saide a call, 0407 096 743, to find out more.

BUC News

Olive Branch
The February 2022 Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 31st January.  Please email your reports, stories, photos, notices and any other contributions to by Monday 24th January.
The Emergence Special Edition Olive Branch was emailed on Thursday 13/1 celebrating the many ways artists shared their creativity for the Exhibition held in November.
The Advent & Christmas 2021 Special Edition Olive Branch was emailed on 15/1.
Printed copies of both have been posted to regular recipients.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 19-26/1

  • Uniting in prayer for Tonga, more
  • Support our Tongan neighbours, more
  • Day of Mourning, 23/1
  • Standing with our national aged care network
  • Last chance to have your say on our Act2 Report
  • The call to put First Peoples first
  • Dwelling (podcast) Episode 2 with Heather Watson
  • Join us in prayer for
    • The people of Tonga and the Pacific who were impacted by the tsunami and the Tongan community in Australia, especially those who are awaiting news from loved ones.
    • Those working in aged care amid the enormous challenges posed by the spread of Omicron.
    • Communities who will mark a Day of Mourning in worship this Sunday. We give thanks for the resilience and survival of Australia’s First Peoples and we pray for the work of justice, truth-telling and healing.